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of the lord of life. [ cheers and applause ] we have responsibilities one to another. we do not each face the world alone. and the greatest of all responsibilities is that of the strong to protect the weak. the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who cannot defend or care for themselves. each of these moral ideas, each of these moral ideas is essential to democratic government. to the rule of law. to life in a humane and decent society. they are the moral creed of our country. as powerful in our time as on
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the day of america's founding. they are self-evident and unchanging and sometimes, even presidents need reminding that our rights come from nature and god and not from government.3 c1 the founding generation secured those rights for us and in every generation since, the best among us have defended our freedoms. they are protecting us right now. we honor them in all of our veterans and we thank them. the right that makes all the difference now is the right to
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choose our own leaders, and you are entitled to the clearest possible choice because the time for choosing the drawing near. so here is our pledge. we will not duck the tough issues. we will lead. we will not spend the next four years blaming others. we will take responsibility. we will not try to replace our founding principles. we will reapply our founding principles. the work ahead will be hard. these times demand the best of all of us. all of us, we can do this. we can do this. together, we can do this. we can get this country working again. we can get this economy growing again. we can make the safety net safe again. we can do this. whatever your political party, let's come together for the sake of our country. join mitt romney and me.
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let's give this effort everything we have. let's see this thing all the way through. let's get this done! thank you and god bless you all. thank you. >>ack here on the floor of this convention, and let it be said, i'll joined here by andrea mitchell, this was the moment the floor of this convention and this gathering woke up. >> it was an appeal to independents and an appeal to tea party conservatives. it was well written, well delivered. the obama camp is already fact checking it. but this was an emotional, strong, very powerful appeal. >> it was a different feel on the floor tonight compared to many of the other speeches thus far in this gathering. and now the tone has been set going into tomorrow night when
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mitt romney will come on the stage. the paul ryan family is tonight. and mitt romney will claim the nomination of this poifrlt it is kind of the spark that this gathering needed. there had been some talk that it was an iffy, edgy crowd thus far. but paul ryan did it tonight with a combination of applause lines. >> he talk about his mother. her struggle as a widow, he talk about his grandmother with alzheimer's. he attacked medicare cuts. he talked about obama care. he hit every button on the economic points and talked about deficits without saying how and where and when. those are the specifics that will form the rest debate. >> so with the ryan family, now going backstage. night two is completed in tampa, florida. a complete wrap-up tomorrow morning on today. we'll be back at this tomorrow evening in prime time, of course, and on nightly news. i'm brian williams, nbc news in tampa.
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your late local news begins now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, latebreaking. >> a day after landfall, at a wednesday wallop from tropical storm isaac. knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people. it continues to turn as it pushes further inland. >> this slow-moving system is being blamed for one death and louisiana. we have team coverage of the tropical storm.
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we spoke to local red cross volunteers. we will also have the latest on the impact on the devastated regions. >> this storm is still pounding that a gulf coast area. it is showing signs of weakening. the east side from new orleans over towards mississippi, still getting pounded. that storm is inland, but the winds are gusting over 60 miles per hour. on that track, it is going to move into drought parched areas. some areas in the midwest will get much-needed rain. look at the turn to the east. that is as we're getting into our labor day weekend. we stand a chance of having a little bit of wet weather over the labor day weekend.
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>> here is some of the latest headlines. at least one death in louisiana is being attributed to the storm. the mayor of new orleans has ordered a dusk to dawn curfew to prevent looting. we continue the team coverag from the big easy. >> it has been more than 24 hours a driving rain and violent wind. isaac shows so no signs -- shows no signs of ending. >> in many communities, water over topped the levees, survivors already dealing with more than they can handle. >> it is really bad. >> in some areas, more than a foot of rain has left standing water.
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downed trees and power lines left more than 700,000 in louisiana alone without electricity. for many, it may be a week or more before it is restored. in many areas, and there are clear signs it will be difficult to get a round. roadways, neighborhoods solid by floodwaters. forcing rescue teams to pull survivors out by boat. >> it was almost halfway up the steps. it was quick. >> they just want isaac to go away. forecasters and first responders warned that this is far from over. isaac is not going anywhere fast. the storm will likely winner in louisiana until at least the weekend. -- linger in louisiana until at
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least the weekend. >> dozens of people had to be rescued from their homes. >> we tried to leave, but then we didn't, because we had nowhere to go. we were trying to leave, trying to drive in the car, but you could not see. >> to help comfort residents, red cross volunteers throughout the country are moving into the gulf coast. nearly two dozen from maryland alone. we caught up with two women you know this type of devastation all too well. >> she knows how to pack for a trip like this.
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she has been through it before. the red cross volunteer travel to louisiana when hurricane katrina ravaged people's homes and destroyed the lives. >> one on top of the other, it was all flow. there were many times, i cried. >> she and her fellow volunteer and a nurse are chattering -- traveling together back to the gulf coast. >> pat, go, you do not know where you're going to be assigned. >> you have to worry about the food, the water. everything that a person would need in a shelter. >> both women spent weeks assisting in shelters during
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katrina, providing food and medical care. they will find out exactly where they will be assigned once they land in texas and join 20 other volunteers. the red cross has 290,000 meals ready to go and emergency response vehicles packed with supplies. >> if we can just get them aid, get the kids just to make them feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. >> my goal is to make a difference in somebody's life. >> we are ready to go. >> the whole extent of the damage will not be known for some time now, the storm is already having a far-reaching effect in other areas.
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>> the national average price of a gallon of gas jumped almost 5 cents today to $3.80. the building came through relatively unscathed, but officials with making a final call tomorrow morning. lsu is waiting out isaac. one potential positive, it is expected to dump rain on drought-stricken states all across the nation's midsection. he could always track the storm and watched live updates, pictures and videos, >> the number two man on the gop ticket made an appearance
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speaking to the faithful in tampa. >> paul rice and officially accepted the republican nomination for vice president -- paul reiser and officially accepted the bar republican nomination for vice president. >> let me tell you, paul ryan got really personal. talking a lot about his late father, his humble small-town roots. the spotlight was on paul ryan has the accepted the republican nomination for vice president. >> i accept the calling of my generation to give our children the america that was given to us with opportunity for the young and security for the old. i know we are ready. >> the congressman from wisconsin making the case for himself and the man he calls the boss. >> after four years of getting the runaround, america needs a turnaround in demand for the
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job is governor mitt romney. >> he was a big draw, so was condoleezza rice. >> we do not have a choice. we cannot be reluctant to leave any cannot lead from behind. >> a lighter moment from former presidential nominee john mccain, the joked about his own bid in 2008. >> i had hopes once of addressing you under circumstances. our fellow americans have another plan for years ago and i accept their decision. >> we would like to pause to a knowledge of those on the gulf coast impacted by hurricane isaac. >> party leaders urged donations to the red cross. >> our hearts and prayers remain with then. we pledge to help them recover and rebuilt. >> earlier in the day, mitt romney expressed support for those considering a trip there
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occurred officials say they have known plans to changes conventions scheduled, including his except in speech which is expected to mar night. >> this is a big night. what were some of the key moments? >> back to paul ryan, he got pretty choked up when he was talking about his mom. before then, we heard from a different speakers. most of them taking a lot of jobs and president obama. we heard from the likes of mike huckabee, tim pawlenty. we also heard from former president bush. there were not able to attend the convention this time around, so they addressed the crowd by video. >> the lawyer for robert gladden jr. says he intends to petition
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the case to juvenile court. the 15-year-old was charged as an adult with attempted murder. he continues a mental health evaluation, his attorney told us is quiet -- his clan brought the gun to school to intimidate those who bullied him. >> why did he take a gun to school? >> i do not think he thought that out. my guess is that he took the weapon to school to be more of an intimidation think so the bullying woodstock. >> he also said the sequence of events is incorrect. he claims he fired his first shot in the air. it was the second shots that we did the classmates, he says. he remains in critical condition at shock trauma. baltimore county police are looking into a shooting
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involving one of their own. it happened overnight along washington boulevard. the naked man firing shots outside of a window force officers to return fire. the suspect was injured during the exchange. no word on his condition. >> sentencing for george hughley is set for tomorrow. the convicted murderer will enter a charlottesville, va., court room tomorrow. the jury found him guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny. we have a crew in charlottesville to cover the proceedings. baltimore grand prix is still a few days away. >> your commute to and from work could be impacted as early as tomorrow. we will have some tips to avoid traffic gridlock. >> tropical storm isaac punting the gulf coast wççñçñ
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>> the 100-year-old demand backed his car into a sidewalk hit people across from an elementary school in los angeles. some are trapped under the blue cadillac before witnesses could pull them out. everyone is expected to survive. police said the elderly driver claimed his brakes failed. hundreds packed cathedral in board -- in baltimore. he was called a pioneer. the 49-year-old was killed
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friday night when he was struck by a bus in ocean city. a tribute to his memory, a restaurant down ended 30% of their earnings today to one of his favorite charities. -- donated 30% of their earnings today to one of his favorite charities, but leaving tomorrow. >> the roraback of the indy car engines for once again -- the roar of the indy car engines will once again for through downtown baltimore. that is on city streets. the main event is sunday, plenty of other races will begin friday. before the engines fired up, motorists will have to endorse some traffic headaches, especially tomorrow. we have more on that. what can we expect? >> definitely some traffic tomorrow.
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you can see were a lot of those [inaudible] you will not be able to zip through downtown like these drivers on your way to work tomorrow. >> we're expecting the peak travel times to be in the morning and evening. >> starting tomorrow, there will be several daytime road closures that could create headaches for drivers. >> we want folks to plan ahead, make sure you know the road closures. the commute may be a little congested, so your travel be a little challenging. >> you may want to find an alternate route from the east, west, or north. divers and not the only ones worried about the road closures. several downtown businesses are also concerned. they did not want to get stuck in any potential traffic jams.
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>> they were a little concerned with people coming in last year. it was very slow. there was not very much foot traffic. >> it is right along the racecourse on pratt street. the owner is hopeful that this year's business will be better than last year. aside from the road closures and detours, traffic congestion is expected to ease up friday morning. officials are urging everyone to come out and enjoy their favorite downtown businesses. for a full list of road closures and alternate routes, go to we're live tonight in downtown baltimore. >> your insta-weather-plus forecast with tom tasselmyer.
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>> high temperatures today were still little bit above the average today. tomorrow will be about perfect as far as summer weather conditions go. the record high for this day is in the triple digit level, 100 degrees back in 1953. starting to cool off ltle t in the suburbs, especially to the west of baltimore. already down in a low 60's. some of those western suburbs will be in the upper 50's by morning. clear skies, beautiful overnight. high-pressure to the north of us will repeat this kind of weather for the day tomorrow and most of friday. right now, it is blocking isaac, at the doral be open and the remnants of it will be able to move end. this will take a long way around before it occurs in our direction.
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we have a few more days to enjoy before we have to deal with the remnants of this. you can still see tropical storm forced wind gusts come up over 40 miles per hour. 45 mile per hour wind gusts out of the gulf coast. this is all drifting very slowly up towards latin roots. -- baton rouge. these are stripes of very heavy rain. the west side did not did as much rain, but that is drifting in this general direction. the forecast track takes it up into areas that actually need the rain as a tropical depression. and then it starts to occur in our direction. the center of that will still be out over ohio, the moisture will be screening out across the mountains.
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the winds are sustained at 60, it will be a weaker system as it arrives. enjoy tomorrow and friday. we're looking at a lot of sunshine. we get into the weekend, look at that moisture coming across the mountains. saturday night, especially sunday and monday, the rain chances will move up again. 82-87 tomorrow. high temperatures in the 70's. chilly in the morning tomorrow, 40's in many of the valleys. showers will given to the mountains saturday and sunday. eastern shore, 84 tomorrow. 90 on friday. sunny skies for a couple of days and most of saturday looks nice. our seven-day forecast, summer whether to perfection tomorrow. 91 on friday.
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a risk of a shower on saturday night. the showers may linger into tuesday morning. >> joe saunders made its first orioles start tonight. we will show you if the lefty have the right stuff. >> this is power ball. good evening, america. your jackpots is a guaranteed $70 million. that money could be yours. 49, 54, 28, 25, 56.
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>> looks like the orioles are on the verge of adding another veteran to their pitching staff. he could be signed an activated before tomorrow's game against the white sox. he was released from the brewers' last week. joe saunders making his first debut. it was not good. that scoreto runs. the white sox, it was 4-0 after one. in the fourth, more of the same. that made it 5-0. saunders allowed seven runs. the birds fall to chicago, the final eight-one. here is a look at the wild-card standings.
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the rays are a half-game back. football players face pressure every time there on the field. nothing is more nerve wracking been playing for a roster spot. that is what many ravens will be doing tomorrow night. one of those guys is linebacker sergio kendall. he has been only active for two games in his short career and has not made a tackle. budget that is due to the head injury his rookie season. -- most of that is due to the head injury his rookie season. >> i think he has made some great strides in this camp. really coming ck after all that time off. to his credit, he has come a long way. i feel good about him. where that is right now is to be determined. >> they are in st. louis, you
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can see the ravens game tomorrow night right here. the pre-game show is at 6:30. the game is on tv 11. the baltimore grand prix is two days -- two days away. no doubt power is determined to take the checkered flag again. >> you always come to the track with the objective of winning. circumstances change, you react upon entering the race. -- during the race. >> copley, it will be a nice labor day weekend. -- hopefully, it will be a nice labor day weekend.
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